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Houghton Drops VB Heartbreaker at Negaunee – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… • Houghton lost a tough 3-2 (14-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-12, 8-15) decision to Negaunee. The Gremlins struggled in the first two sets, found their footing in the third, dominated the fourth, but ran out of momentum in the fifth. • Lake Linden-Hubbell …

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Women turning to hunting more frequently

Portage Lake Sportsmen’s Club held their annual hunter education course this past weekend, and as has become the trend lately, many of the 45 students were girls. Member Ed Glowacki says he is glad to see everyone get a chance to pick up the hobby he loves. Most classes are…call …

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The City of Hancock Agrees to Help UPSET Combat Hard Drug Use in the Copper Country

Last night Finlandia University President, Dr. Philip Johnson, thanked the Hancock’s City Council for their continued support in building up the Finlandia community. The school celebrates their 125th anniversary this year. And Johnson extended invitations to the council and public to help the university celebrate this achievement. Dr. Johnson also …

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Tribal offices to close Friday in honor of Fred Dakota

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is gathering Friday to mourn the loss of former Tribal Council member Fred Dakota, who passed earlier this week. Dakota was instrumental in furthering the tribal casino industry, paving the way for some of the iconic gaming venues in the country like Mohegan Sun complex …

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Tigers Sweep Brewers – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball tonight…• Houghton plays at Negaunee. Coverage will start around 6:10 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.• Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Wakefield-Marenisco.• Baraga plays at L’Anse.• Jeffers visits Chassell. In cross country, local teams will compete at the Hancock invitational this afternoon. See …

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Yom Kippur Marks Observance by Temple Jacob of Hancock

Yom Kippur is a time of reflection in the Jewish community, and at sundown tonight marks the beginning of the day long observance, resident David Holden expressed. The Temple Jacob in Hancock, Michigan is the second oldest active synagogue in the state. And the temple estimates that there are close …

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Houghton County names new top cop

The Houghton County Appointment Committee names Lieutenant Detective Josh Saaranen as Brian McLean’s replacement. Saaranen was one of seven candidates who put his name into consideration, including submission of a cover letter and recommendations, plus a public interview held September 8th. He was picked after two rounds of voting Wednesday …

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Houghton County Commissioners Meeting September 14th, 2021

The Houghton County commissioners showed gratitude last night toward areas of growth. With the 2020 census numbers having been released earlier in the month, Houghton County was the only county in the Upper Peninsula to grow over the previous decade. Commissioner Anderson said he was proud of the work done …

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Hancock Tori Farmers Market Hosting Blood Drive this Thursday

Hancock Tori Farmer Market attendees could help their neighbors with a life-saving donation on Thursday. The Red Cross blood drive will be held next to the Quincy Green  in the First United Methodist church fellowship hall. Hancock DDA Coordinator, Deborah Mann said the need for donations is critical.  Donating is …

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Finlandia University Records Highest Incoming Class since 2016

Finlandia University grew by 6% from last year. On campus student enrollment also increased by 9% from 2020. The university brought in 25 new full time students, boosting their total enrollment number up to 430 students. This is the largest incoming class to Finlandia since 2016. 70% of the fall …

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